New York governor signs hate crime prevention laws after coming under criticism

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who has come under criticism for her response to crime, on Tuesday signed two laws that support hate crime prevention and education efforts. The laws — one which requires individuals convicted of hate crimes to undergo mandatory training or counseling, and the second which establishes a statewide campaign for the […]

Two men arrested in NYC for plotting attack on Jewish targets identified

The two men arrested on Friday for allegedly plotting to attack Jewish targets in New York City were identified on Saturday as Christopher Brown, 21, and Matthew Mahrer, 22, CBS News reported. The two were taken into custody at Penn Station at around 11:30 p.m. EST on Friday, after a bulletin was issued by law […]

Despite win, New York Governor Kathy Hochul sees her support plummet among Orthodox Jews

One could circle Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School for blocks on Tuesday. There were no political activists handing out campaign material. A truck with inaudible speakers passed the school’s polling place once in a four-hour window. Neighborhood residents could be forgiven for not realizing an election was taking place. Outside of the “Vote Here” […]

Stoking the Flames of Anti-Semitism in New York

De Blasio’s recent tweet, calling out “the Jewish community” because of a large funeral gathering in largely ultra-Orthodox Williamsburg, is a repugnant anti-Semitic act that must be called out and never accepted.

Escape From New York 2021

Statue of Liberty

For its fortieth anniversary, New York City will try to recreate its plot by walling off parts of Manhattan with toll booths.